Our diverse team is comprised of staff, volunteers, and members that are passionate about inciting tangible change in Maryland’s criminal legal system.
Meet them below.
Nicole Hanson is an expert on criminal justice policy and reentry in Maryland. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Out for Justice, a returning citizen, a member-led nonprofit organization working to reform local and statewide reentry policies. Nicole leads Out for Justice by advancing its mission to engage, educate and empower those with criminal records to lead the change they want to see. In this role, she has organized large-scale expungement events and clinics registered to return citizens to vote supported high-risk individuals in navigating life after release and collaborated with Morgan State University to conduct a reentry health needs assessment research project in Baltimore City.
Tresa Brown, originally from Baltimore, has lived and worked in Richmond, Virginia for the past several years. She is a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and received her Master’s degree in April 2019 from Walden University in Higher Education. Tresa has over four years of experience working with youth in the K-12 setting. She previously served as a middle school site coordinator on Richmond’s East End and served as an after-school community center teacher for second and third grade students. She currently works with Baltimore City high school students to adequately prepare them for their collegiate endeavors. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aajah Harris was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Aajah received her Bachelors in criminal justice in 2019, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), as well as her masters in criminology and criminal justice in 2021, from UMES. Aajah is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Aajah has worked in the field of criminal justice reform and policy during the past few years. Recently she worked for the Maryland general assembly as an intern for two delegates in Baltimore City. With Out For Justice, Inc. Aajah serves in the capacity as
Program Manager. Aajah enjoys teaching ballet, traveling, playing an occasional game of basketball, modeling and doing makeup. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Danielle Smith is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She has a strong passion for helping others. Her main purpose and overall goal in life is to ensure that those who are underrepresented and are seldom heard are equipped, empowered, educated, and informed enough to begin to advocate for themselves, their families, and their needs. She earned her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University, while completing a LSAT prep course at the University of Baltimore. She is planning on attending law school soon to ensure that she can properly advocate for her community. She is looking forward to utilizing the experiences gained from her prior case management work at a nonprofit to serve in her new role at Out for Justice as the Outreach Coordinator. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.